• 21st Jan, 2021

    Region 4 on track to move to Tier 2

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,979 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 123 additional deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 90s
    • Bond County: 1 male 80s
    • Boone County: 1 male 80s
    • Christian County: 1 male 60s
    • Coles County: 1 female 20s
    • Cook County: 1 male 50s, 2 females 60s, 8 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 9 males 70s, 9 females 80s, 4 males 80s, 5 females 90s, 4 males 90s 1 female 100+
    • Douglas County: 1 male 80s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 70s, 1 male 70s, 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Effingham County: 1 male 80s
    • Henry County: 1 male 80s
    • Iroquois County: 1 male 70s
    • Jackson County: 1 male 80s
    • Jersey County: 1...
  • 21st Jan, 2021

    IDPH urges people to continue wearing masks, avoiding large gatherings, and getting vaccinated when eligible

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 6 (Champaign, Clark, Clay, Coles, Crawford, Cumberland, De Witt, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Iroquois, Jasper, Lawrence, Macon, Moultrie, Piatt, Richland, Shelby, Vermillion) is returning to Phase 4 of the Restore Plan and Region 7 (Kankakee and Will) is advancing to Tier 1.  Information about which tier and phase regions are in can be found at the top of the...

  • 20th Jan, 2021

    Region 6 on track to move to Phase 4 and Region 7 on track to move to Tier 1

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,822 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 107 additional deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 female 80s, 1 male 80s
    • Champaign County: 1 female 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Christian County: 1 male 60s
    • Clinton County: 1 male 70s
    • Coles County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 5 males 70s, 4 females 80s, 5 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 male 50s, 1 female 60s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 80s, 1 male 100+
    • Ford County: 1 female 90s
    • Franklin County: 1 male 80s
    • Iroquois County: 1 female 90s
    • Jackson County: 1...
  • 19th Jan, 2021

    More than half a million vaccines administered

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 4,318 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 33 additional deaths.

    • Champaign County: 2 females 60s, 1 male 60s
    • Clay County: 1 male 70s
    • Cook County: 1 male 60s, 3 females 70s, 5 males 70s, 3 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 2 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 2 females 80s
    • Effingham County: 1 female 80s
    • Marion County: 1 male 60s
    • Montgomery County: 1 female 90s
    • Peoria County: 2 females 90s
    • Rock Island County: 1 male 70s
    • Sangamon County: 1 female 70s
    • Vermilion County: 1 male 60s

    Currently, IDPH is reporting a total of 1,076,532 cases, including 18,291 deaths, in 102 counties...

  • 18th Jan, 2021

    IDPH Adjusts Metrics to Allow More Regions to Lift Strictest Mitigations Following Conversations with Hospital Leaders

    SPRINGFIELD – With the state of Illinois launching multiple health care staffing contracts to increase hospital staffing, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is adjusting its mitigation metrics to reflect the additional staff. With the change, Regions 8, 9, 10, and 11 will move from the most restrictive Tier 3 to Tier 2. In addition, Region 1 and 6 have met the metrics to move to Tier 1, and Regions 3 and 5 have met the metrics to return to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan.

    Hospital leaders and local health departments have communicated to IDPH that their primary capacity challenge is the need for additional staffing and stressed that state-facilitated staffing contracts will be critical in addressing this challenge...

  • 18th Jan, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 3,385 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 50 additional deaths.

    • Champaign County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 male 80s
    • Cook County: 1 male 30s, 2 female 50s, 3 females 60s, 3 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 3 males 70s, 6 females 80s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 4 males 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 60s, 1 female 70s, 1 male 80s, 1 female 90s
    • Franklin County: 1 male 60s
    • Hancock County: 1 female 80s
    • Kane County: 1 female 40s,
    • Lake County: 1 male 70s
    • Madison County: 1 male 80s
    • St. Clair County: 1 female 100+
    • Tazewell County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
    • Warren County: 1 male 90s
    • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s

    ...

  • 17th Jan, 2021

    Region 2 Moves into Tier 1 Mitigation -Limited Indoor Dining

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 2, North Central Illinois (Bureau, Fulton, Grundy, Henderson, Henry, Kendall, Knox, LaSalle, Livingston, Marshall, McDonough, McLean, Mercer, Peoria, Putnam, Rock Island, Stark, Tazewell, Warren, Woodford), has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2 mitigations and into Tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining.

    IDPH today reported 4,162 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 29 additional deaths.

    • Cook County: 1 female 40s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 1 female 60s, 3 males 60s, 5 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 2 males 80s, 2 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • DuPage County: 1 female 70s
    • Madison County: 1 male 80s...
  • 16th Jan, 2021

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced Region 5, southern Illinois (Alexander, Edwards, Franklin, Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Marion, Massac, Perry, Pope, Pulaski, Saline, Union, Wabash, Wayne, White, Williamson), has met the metrics to move out of Tier 2 mitigations and into Tier 1 mitigations, which will allow limited indoor dining.

    “I am excited to see southern Illinois move into Tier 1 mitigations and I encourage them to continue to practice personal protective actions so they can get back to Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois Plan,” said IDPH Director Dr. Ngozi Ezike.  “This should serve as motivation for other regions.  However, I do want to caution that moving back through tiers does not mean abandoning your mask or attending large events and gatherings.  We must continue to watch our distance and wear...

  • 16th Jan, 2021

    471,157 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered in Illinois for a 24,506 7-day rolling average

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today reported 5,343 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Illinois, including 130 additional deaths.

    • Adams County: 1 male 70s
    • Bureau County: 1 female 80s
    • Carroll County: 1 female 80s
    • Champaign County: 1 male 70s
    • Christian County: 1 male 50s
    • Clay County: 1 female over 100
    • Coles County: 1 female 90s
    • Cook County: 1 male 20s, 1 female 30s, 1 male 40s, 1 female 50s, 2 males 50s, 3 females 60s, 4 males 60s, 3 females 70s, 6 males 70s, 5 females 80s, 7 males 80s, 8 females 90s, 1 male 90s
    • Crawford County: 1 male 70s
    • DeKalb County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 70s
    • DeWitt County: 1...
  • 15th Jan, 2021

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) and Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) today announced the first case in Illinois of the SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.7 first identified in the United Kingdom. The case was identified by the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine through sequencing analysis of a specimen from bio-banked samples of COVID-19 positive tests.

    The new strain was first identified in the United States about two weeks ago in Colorado and has since been identified in several other states. Evidence suggests that this variant can spread more easily than most currently-circulating strains of COVID-19, but there is no evidence that the new strain affects the sensitivity of diagnostic tests or that it causes more severe illness or increased risk of death. In addition, data suggest current vaccines will be effective and safe in providing...

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